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Monday Mix: Social Media News You May Have Missed

Welcome back to the Monday Mix – your grab bag of social media and technology news you might’ve missed (especially if you were watching this weekend’s Oscar coverage).

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Simply click a button to make your Pinterest board (or boards) a secret.

Pinterest Gives Users More Secret Boards: Great news – Pinterest users are no longer limited to three secret boards. Users can now create an unlimited number of secret boards! If you haven’t used a secret board yet, they’re great for content ideas that aren’t quite ready for their public debut. If you’d like to learn more about secret boards, here’s some helpful information from Pinterest.

Gmail Continues to Make Email Marketing Difficult: Unsubscribing just got easier for Gmail users through the introduction of a prominent “Unsubscribe” link. Instead of scrolling all the way to the bottom of a marketing email for the “unsubscribe” link, users will find the link at the top of marketing emails next to the sender email address. The feature isn’t entirely new as it was available to a portion of users and was recently made available to all users.

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Here’s an email with the “Unsubscribe” link in the header that I found in my Gmail inbox.

The Web Turns 25: On March 12, 2014, the World Wide Web will turn 25. To mark the occasion the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project released their latest findings on Americans’ relationship to the Web. You can read the full report here or stay tuned for my summary of some of the more notable important findings of this report. [My highlights from the Pew report are now available!]

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